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Any way to make desktop icons default on the right side of the screen?

EightBit

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#1
I have my desktop set up so that the sidebar is on the left side of the screen, simply because I like it better that way, but now whenever I install a new program or download a file from online, which downloads to my desktop, it always appears under the sidebar. Is there any way to make new icons default to the right side of the desktop instead of the left?
 

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smarteyeball

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#3
The English translation of that site Flavius posted: (For those of us who don't sprachen Deutsche ;) )

DIManagerX is a helpful tool for saving the current position of your desktop icons in profiles for different resolutions. After changing your resolution or reinstall you can load your favorite profile to set your icons into the old position. Features:

  • Individual icon profiles for different screen resolutions/users
  • Live view of the icons on the mini-desktop
  • Optional automatic icon restoration on resolution change
  • Option to check icon positions at regular intervals
  • Automatic update function
  • Compatible with Microsofts Vista 32BIT | XP 32BIT | Windows 2000 | NT4
  • several other functions
  • "DIManager X" is currently available in German and English
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
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    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
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    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
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    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
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    Corsair AX1200W
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    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
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smarteyeball

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#5
As far as I know, what you want to do may not be possible. There are plenty of apps that will save the icon position, but none (that I've seen) will allow a default placement to the right. I don't even know of any reg hacks either. I remember looking into this back in the W98 and XP days, but never managed to find a way to do it.

I'm happy enough to be proved wrong though :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

Thao

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#7
The only thing I could think of would be to run something like RK Launcher, and have it set to the right side of the screen.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway MT6821
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    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5200
    Motherboard
    Intel® 945GM
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® GMA 950
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel 9250
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-In
    Screen Resolution
    1200x800
    Internet Speed
    1.5 MB (Yes, slow high speed.)

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